Thursday, February 8, 2007
Snake Strikes of Yin-Style Bagua
I found this fantastic demonstration by an old Bagua master and am excited to share it. One of the posts in the comments has this description:
--The guy is Dr. Xie Peiqi and was the last lineage holder of Yin Style Bagua. He died in 2003. His DVDs are available at www.traditionalstudies.org. --
Indeed, the website above looks to be an excellent resource for internal martial artists and for the history and understanding of Yin-Style Bagua.
The techniques shown in the video will appear familiar to Aikido and Jujitsu people, but note how the entry into these techniques differs than in a Japanese system. Also, if you look closely on a few you will see a few pressure-point strikes, I saw some to the neck in particulear.
We will have more posts on Bagua Kung-Fu coming soon, it is a deep, deep field of study in an obscure but re-emerging internal martial art.